According to the 2019 USDA Census of Agriculture, Ohio ranks 5th among U.S. states in the number of certified organic farms. Over the past three years, Ohio’s organic sales and cropland acres have both increased by more than 35%.
For those involved in, considering, or simply curious about organic agriculture, Ohio State is hosting a series of short winter webinars on various organic production topics. These sessions are brief, free, and can be accessed online or by telephone. All sessions are 11:00-11:45 a.m. and will include ample time for questions and discussion. Speakers are from Ohio State unless otherwise noted. Log-in details and session summaries are available at go.osu.edu/organic-series.
Wednesday, January 13 at 11 a.m.
Transition Q&A – Julia Barton from the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)
Wednesday, January 20 at 11 a.m.
Manure Analysis: How Much Nitrogen Can You Get from Manure? – Glen Arnold
Wednesday, January 27 at 11 a.m.
Irrigation Basics – Larry Brown
Wednesday, February 3 at 11 a.m.
Cultural Control Strategies for Nightmare Weeds – Douglas Doohan
Wednesday, February 17 at 11 a.m.
Considerations for Organic High Tunnel Production – Matthew Kleinhenz
(Additional educational programs on high tunnel production are available through Ohio State’s High Tunnel and Season Extension School January 12 through February 16. Learn more at: https://go.osu.edu/high-tunnel-school-21)
Organic webinars for March will focus on beneficial insects, marketing, post-industrial soil reclamation, and more. To view past sessions, see the complete line up, obtain log in details, or to sign up for email reminders, visit go.osu.edu/organic-series or contact program manager Cassandra Brown at 330-263-3634.